Brigitte, to me, after I have worked since 7 am and just got home and sat down for roughly 30 seconds: Kristi, what’s wrong with our computer?! Can you look at it???
Kristi: [dies inside.] Try restarting it.
[A few minutes go by.]
Brigitte: Kristi, I can’t even get it to shut down now!
Kristi, weeping tears of exhaustion: Do you want me to come in there?
Brigitte: Yes, could you?
Kristi walks in, sits down at family computer for seven seconds, gets up.
Kristi: It’s restarting.
Brigitte: What did you do?!
Kristi:I hit restart.
How I got away with this interaction without a verbal lashing is a testament to how pathetically tired I am. Or, my gift for the first day in my new position. Happy promotion day. 🙂